Cub Scout Hiking Club

Join the Cub Scout Hiking Club

  • Monthly hiking challenges & prizes
  • Special content for Cub Scouts
  • Exclusive HNE Hiking Club Merchandise
  • Advancement opportunities

Parents, Guardians and Scouts

Be sure to review the Hiking Club rules and remember to be safe while you're having fun!

May Hiking Challenges

Summer Camp Hikes

                            

What better way to get ready for Summer Camp then by visiting our camps!  Scouts and their families can explore either Treasure Valley Scout Reservation or Camp Wanocksett to get a feel on what it’s like to be at summer camp!

Some things to take part of this challenge:

  • Bring Your Six Cub Scout Essentials
  • Check-In with the Ranger or Campmaster
  • Stay With Your Family
  • Have Fun!

Exploring TVSR and CW will get you comfortable and ready for either Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Resident Camp or BOTH!

For more information about Summer Camp, contact kc.vaillancourt@heartofnewenglandbsa.org

Flat Cubbie

Remember your new flat buddy?  It’s time to take him or her on more adventures.  Every Flat Cubbie needs a name, so your challenge this month is to name your Flat Cubbie and bring them on every hike with you.

Post your Flat Cubbie pictures with their name and location of your hike.

Download, print, and cut out the Flat Cubbie

 

Buddy Check!

One of the most important points of hiking is the buddy system.  When participating in an outdoor activity, Scouts should have a buddy.  They should know where that buddy is at all times, and they should never go anywhere without their buddy

There are several Cub Scout adventures with requirements about the buddy system. The Tiger and Bear adventures are about having a buddy when you’re in the water.

Lion Mountain Lion Requirement 1: Gather the outdoor items you need to have with you when you go on an outdoor adventure and understand how they are used. Also, understand and commit to practicing the buddy system.

Tiger Floats and Boats Requirement 2: With your den, talk about why it’s important to have a buddy and then play the buddy game.

Wolf Paws on the Path Requirement 2. Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouts. Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking.

Bear Salmon Run Requirement 1. Explain the importance of response personnel or lifeguards in a swimming area. Tell how the buddy system works and why it is important.

Fun Hiking Games

Hiking is definitely a great chance to enjoy some fresh air and to get a break from your daily routines but it doesn’t have to be just walking!  Here are a couple of links to some Fun Hiking Games and More Fun Hiking Games you can play with your family, Den or Pack on your next hike!

 

Enjoy the Hike

Reflections from the Scouter’s Minutes blog on the importance of enjoying the unique and beautiful opportunities that every hike, and every day offers us. Read the full article here

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